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Windows 7: Steps to follow before installing Win7 SP1 from download center

22 Feb 2011   #1
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 
Steps to follow before installing Win7 SP1 from download center

Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center


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23 Feb 2011   #2
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Thanks for the link.
I must have missed the big release notice.
Some people are complaining about slower booting etc.
Do you know if this SP1 is the final version?
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23 Feb 2011   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Thanks for the link.
I must have missed the big release notice.
Some people are complaining about slower booting etc.
Do you know if this SP1 is the final version?
Yes, this is the official RTM.
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23 Feb 2011   #4
Garlic

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Computer will temporary boot slower after installation of service packs simply because they replace 1000s of files with new versions - this creates disk fragmentation and temporarily messes up prefetch and boot cache.
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23 Feb 2011   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Thanks for the link.
I must have missed the big release notice.
Some people are complaining about slower booting etc.
Do you know if this SP1 is the final version?
Yes, this is the official RTM.
thanks,
So what do people think.
Just take the plunge and install it?
I'm guessing it doesn't matter if the OS is retail or OEM?
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23 Feb 2011   #6
Nigsy

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

Installed - No issues, after 1st boot, no noticeable differences in boot time.

Nope no difference to OEM or retail.
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23 Feb 2011   #7
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

My guess is to install SP1 because to many hotfixes are in it...reboot three or four times to see all is ok. Defrag your disk, defrag registry....then run a Sfc /Scannow.

I've no issue here at the moment with SP1.
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23 Feb 2011   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

My report is basically the same as NoN.

I have noticed a small performance increase.

I made a 100% clean install (what Microsoft calls "custom install"").

I suggest running "Disk Cleanup" afterwards.

I also use CCleaner-both the file and registry cleanup portions thereof.

I also use Auslogic Registry Booster.

If you have a hard disk as opposed to a SSD, then after the install and all of the consequental updates, then run a defragmenter. I prefer the defragmenter from SysInternals, namely, CONTIG.
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23 Feb 2011   #9
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I'm running 64 bit Home Premium OEM:SLP (Acer pre installed OS). I have 2 issues
Here's the issue for me:
I have a number of images spanning various stages of time. For them to be useful I need to apply SP1 upgrade to each when recovered.
From here
Download details: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932)
I downloaded the ...x64.exe (903MB). It took about an 45min to run!

Did I download the correct file? should it take so long to run?
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23 Feb 2011   #10
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I'm running 64 bit Home Premium OEM:SLP (Acer pre installed OS). I have 2 issues
Here's the issue for me:
I have a number of images spanning various stages of time. For them to be useful I need to apply SP1 upgrade to each when recovered.
From here
Download details: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932)
I downloaded the ...x64.exe (903MB). It took about an 45min to run!

Did I download the correct file? should it take so long to run?
Yes, looks like stand-alone .exe takes more time than the automated WU.
WU went faster for me, 45mn aswell.

I experienced it before with the leaked Wave 1, it tooks more than an hour. Unfortunatly this Wave1 leaked failed the install.

If you're on x64 based system, then you have the right one (903,2Mb)
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